Just so, what does Santiago learn from the Alchemist?
Santiago learns to connect with the Soul of the World, learns to read and communicate with the world around him. This ultimately leads him to the treasure he seeks and awakens his own supernatural consciousness.
Also, how does the alchemist test Santiago? Santiago asks the alchemist to tell him the secret of alchemy before the two part ways, and the alchemist says Santiago already knows alchemy because he can penetrate to the Soul of the World. The alchemist says that gold represents the most evolved metal, and that successful alchemists understand evolution.
Keeping this in view, what is the purpose of Santiago’s journey in The Alchemist?
Santiago decides to cash in his earnings and continue pursuing his Personal Legend: to find treasure at the pyramids. He joins a caravan crossing the Sahara desert toward Egypt and meets an Englishman who is studying to become an alchemist . He learns a lot from the Englishman during the journey .
Why does the alchemist tell Santiago about the two sons?
The story that the alchemist tells Santiago about Emperor Tiberius and his sons appears to hold the lesson that, although a person may not have a destiny he expects or even desires, if that person acts in accordance with his own desires, he will serve a purpose greater than himself.